Aleksandr Laveykin

Summary

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin
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Born (1951-04-21) 21 April 1951 (age 70)
NationalitySoviet
OccupationFlight engineer
Awards
Space career
Cosmonaut
Time in space
174d 03h 25m
Selection1978 Cosmonaut Group
MissionsMir EO-2 (Soyuz TM-2)

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin (Russian: Александр Иванович Лавейкин; born April 21, 1951[1]) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut.

Biography

Born in Moscow, Laveykin was selected as a cosmonaut on December 1, 1978.[1] He flew on one spaceflight, for the first part of the long duration expedition Mir EO-2. He flew as a flight engineer, and was both launched and landed with the spacecraft Soyuz TM-2. He spent 174 days 3 hours 25 minutes in space.[1][2] Married with one child, Laveykin retired on March 28, 1994.[1]

Launched in February 1987, his spaceflight was intended to last until December 1987, but doctors on the ground determined that he was having minor heart irregularities.[3] For this reason, in July he was replaced by Soviet cosmonaut Aleksandr Pavlovich Aleksandrov, who stayed on Mir to the end of the expedition in December.

Awards

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Cosmonaut Biography: Aleksandr Laveykin". spacefacts.de. Archived from the original on 21 December 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Laveykin". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Mir EO-2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 29 November 2010. Retrieved 24 November 2010.